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Japan's Shinzo PM Abe reaffirms conviction that TPP benefits Asia-Pacific

TPP not losing momentum, Japan explore options to revive the pact without US, says Abe

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conviction that a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact will help bring prosperity to the Asia-Pacific region is unaltered, he said on Tuesday. After US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 12-nation pact, Japan has been exploring options to revive the pact without the United States, hoping it can eventually convince Trump to reconsider. Negotiators from the remaining 11 members have sought ways to resuscitate talks and deepen economic ties without a United States that appears increasingly suspicious of multilateral deals. Abe urged ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 17:56 IST
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